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News: Students and Staff pay their respects this Remembrance Day

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Our staff and students have been working hard this year to raise money and awareness for the Royal British Legion and pay their respects to all those affected but the First and Second World War. 

Basford Handmade Poppy Sale

Our Entry Level to Employment students were busy making poppies by hand and selling them at our Basford campus last month to raise money for the Royal British Legion. 

This project has been running annually, for the past 12 years but this has been the first year that our students have done a variety of colours to represent different aspects of the war. Red is the original colour, purple are for all the animals that died, black is for all the commonwealth countries involved and white is for peace and an end to war. 

We wanted to teach the students some basic skills like sewing, being able to sew a button onto their clothes if one of them fell off etc. This is a great way to teach them that skill as well as raising money for the Royal British Legion so we can roll the two skills into one. 

Zubia Haque — Entry to Employment Lecturer

A huge congratulations to the students that made and sold the poppies as they raised £110 this year! 

basford students with poppies

Public Services Poppy Run

Students and staff from Public Services took part in Wollaton Halls’ Poppy Run on Saturday the 5th November to support the Royal British Legion.

All the students did really well and were a great representation for the college. They demonstrated fantastic attitudes and support for each other all the way through the event and cheered on one another over the start line to the finish line. It was a great morning had by all! 

Abbi Hodgett — Sport & Public Services Lecturer
poppy run- group of participants

High Pavement Remembrance Ceremony

Our annual remembrance ceremony took place at High Pavement Sixth Form again this year. With speeches from students, staff and members of our High Pavement Society. 

Some of our current students read aloud the names of our former pupils who fought in the war, with a 2 minutes silence, laying of the wreath, trumpet playing and a speech from one of our society members. 

We were delighted once again to work with Ken Kirk and the High Pavement Society to host the annual High Pavement Remembrance service. It’s a wonderful occasion to remember those former pupils of the school that gave their lives for our country during the historical wars of the past.’ 

Adam Beazeley — Head of Centre, High Pavement
high pavement society men with wreath

Basford Public Services Remembrance Parade

Students from the Public Services department at our Basford Campus led the 11th November 2022 Armistice Parade and Two minute silence at 11 am to commemorate the many lives lost in the two World Wars and the many conflicts since. 

With readings from Mick Hemingway and Abbi Hodgett followed by the famous poem by Lt Col John McCrae In Flanders Fields” read by Ben Shores, a Public Services student from 31B Group. The ceremony included a Two minute silence and the Last Post played by a bugle.

public services students

We have more open evenings coming up if you want to look around Basford, or any other campus. There will be application zones at each open evening event or you can just as easily book online with the link below. 

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  • 21st November 2022 (2:15 PM)
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